Notable Online: 7/26–8/1

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Sunday 7/26: Camilla Läckberg presents The Golden Cage. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 7/27: Zadie Smith presents Intimations: Six Essays with Vinson Cunningham. Greenlight via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

William Deresiewicz presents The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jean Kyoung Frazier presents Pizza Girl and talks with Alice Sola Kim. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 7/28: Porochista Khakpour, Meredith Talusan, and Justin Taylor join The Antibody reading series with host Brian Gresko. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Michelle Bowdler presents Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Lynne Thompson joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Zoë Hitzig and George Abraham join the Further Notice Reading series with Teresa Dzieglewicz. Zoom, 8 p.m. CST, free.

Kiley Reid presents Such a Fun Age and Sameer Pandya presents Members Only. A Cappella Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Alice Wong presents Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century. Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Aimee Bender presents The Butterfly Lampshade with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Sarah Weinman talks with Casey Cep about Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/29: Alec Karakatsanis presents Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System with Tiffany Sizemore. White Whale Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Peter L’Official presents Urban Legends: The South Bronx in Representation and Ruin. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mary Robinette Kowal presents The Relentless Moon: A Lady Astronaut Novel. Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Spencer Wolff talks with Nyuol Lueth Tong about The Fire in His Wake. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Christina Chiu and Pam Houston discuss Beauty and Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Melissa Valentine talks with Ingrid Rojas Contreras about The Names of All the Flowers. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 7/30: Juli Delgado Lopera presents Fiebre Tropical with Michelle Tea. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PT, free.

Michelle Bowdler presents Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto with Grace Talusan. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Sara Faith Alterman presents Let’s Never Talk about This Again. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Sara Rauch, Kate Sheeran Swed, and Traci Skuce read from their new story collections. Zoom, 8 p.m. PDT, free.

Blake Butler presents Alice Knott. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Esther Kinsky talks with Claire-Louise Bennett about Grove: A Field Novel. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Stephen Graham Jones joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Molly Howes presents A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Karolina Waclawiak presents Life Events with Isaac Fitzgerald. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 7/31: Jessica Q. Stark presents Savage Pageant and discusses craft at The Writers Center. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

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Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →